PUPILS and staff at a Devizes school are to have a very special guest star at their performance of The Lion King tomorrow (Tuesday) evening.

Bethany Maidment deputy head of Southbroom St James Primary was shocked when the school received a call from BBC Radio 2 this morning after a discussion was aired about the premiere of the new Lion King movie.

She said: "They were asking people to get involved and we sent a message saying we might be looking for a stand-in Mufasa after the boy playing him went down with Chicken Pox.

"We then got a call saying they wanted to come to the show tomorrow and presenter Richie (Anderson) wanted to take part.

"If Charlie is well enough to be in school, he will be in the production as Mufasa.  Richie will be still be here and take part and they are going to record it. It is all a bit crazy. It is just our usual end of year show and now Radio 2 are going to be here. We are all very excited."

Yesterday Richie, who is on the Breakfast Show with Zoe Ball, tweeted a picture of himself at the premiere of the Lion King at Leicester Square.